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Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:06 PM

Speaker Pelosi invites President Trump to deliver State of the Union on February 4

Source: CNN

Washington (CNN)House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has invited President Donald Trump to deliver the State of the Union address on February 4, 2020.

"In the spirit of respecting our Constitution, I invite you to deliver your State of the Union address before a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 in the Chamber of the U.S. House of Representatives," Pelosi wrote in a letter addressed to the President dated Friday.

The invitation from Pelosi comes just days after the House of Representatives took the historic step of voting to impeach Trump, a move that has led to an escalation of partisan tensions on Capitol Hill.

This story is breaking and will be updated.



Read more: https://www.cnn.com/2019/12/20/politics/pelosi-trump-state-of-the-union/



The letter via ABC News tweet:




Adding insult to injury. How much you want to bet that he turns down the invitation?

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Reply Speaker Pelosi invites President Trump to deliver State of the Union on February 4 (Original post)
George II Dec 2019 OP
Canoe52 Dec 2019 #1
magicarpet Dec 2019 #9
irisblue Dec 2019 #2
ChiTownDenny Dec 2019 #3
bearsfootball516 Dec 2019 #4
Arkansas Granny Dec 2019 #5
George II Dec 2019 #6
magicarpet Dec 2019 #7
The Velveteen Ocelot Dec 2019 #8
dalton99a Dec 2019 #10
Grokenstein Dec 2019 #31
sarge43 Dec 2019 #11
bucolic_frolic Dec 2019 #12
rurallib Dec 2019 #13
packman Dec 2019 #14
JustAnotherGen Dec 2019 #15
George II Dec 2019 #16
JustAnotherGen Dec 2019 #17
dogknob Dec 2019 #33
olddad65 Dec 2019 #37
Polybius Dec 2019 #41
jaysunb Dec 2019 #18
Lonestarblue Dec 2019 #19
Miguelito Loveless Dec 2019 #20
ROUGHRIDER1976 Dec 2019 #21
Fiendish Thingy Dec 2019 #22
cstanleytech Dec 2019 #23
mitch96 Dec 2019 #24
Bayard Dec 2019 #25
olddad65 Dec 2019 #26
Name removed Dec 2019 #27
AncientGeezer Dec 2019 #28
Croney Dec 2019 #29
soapbox1952 Dec 2019 #30
mopinko Dec 2019 #40
mcar Dec 2019 #32
elleng Dec 2019 #34
onenote Dec 2019 #35
Prof.Higgins Dec 2019 #36
onenote Dec 2019 #38
jeffreyi Dec 2019 #39
truthisfreedom Dec 2019 #42
George II Dec 2019 #43

Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:08 PM

1. A little salt in the wound?

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Response to Canoe52 (Reply #1)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:16 PM

9. And then a splash of battery acid....

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:08 PM

2. Good. An in public reminder, The House and Speaker invite him.

An in your face boss move

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:09 PM

3. HA!

 

You think he tweets crazy? Can't wait to see this...

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:11 PM

4. Also, the day after the Iowa caucus.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:12 PM

5. Speaker Pelosi is playing this strictly by the books. She knows what she's doing.

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Response to Arkansas Granny (Reply #5)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:13 PM

6. This is a very subtle (or maybe not?) taunt of him.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:14 PM

7. HA ! If he can keep it until then.

Some what precarious at the moment.

Impeach/Remove/Indict/Incarcerate.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:14 PM

8. A little more jiu-jitsu from the best Speaker ever!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:21 PM

10. He'll use the occasion to read his beautiful six-page letter.

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Response to dalton99a (Reply #10)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:47 PM

31. ...with all the slurring and drooling we've come to expect!!

Can't wait to see the ratings!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:25 PM

11. "And wipe your feet before you come in."

Grandmothers can be fierce.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:25 PM

12. Trump Embarrassment Meter stressed off the charts

Madame Speaker demonstrating a tower of normalcy. Reasonable people will follow, which still means most Americans.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:31 PM

13. hope she has a back up speaker in the wings just in case

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:35 PM

14. Good Gawd ALMIGHTY - I can really visualize his unraveling

at the podium - Well played Nancy. Nothing to lose and let the nation see him at his worst.

?v=3

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:38 PM

15. Well played Speaker - well played!

Hmmm . . . I wonder if she's going to send that case over to the Senate anytime soon? Hmmm . . .

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:39 PM

16. Wouldn't it be great if she handed it to McConnell during the speech!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to George II (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:41 PM

17. Oh shit!

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Response to George II (Reply #16)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 04:08 PM

33. Hand it over at a point when the trial will be closer to the election

1) More time to ensure a fair trial... with witness testimony allowed (it currently isn't)
2) More time for the don to make a fool of him self like at his rally the other night, where even his own supporters stood in shocked silence.
3) Rack up additional articles of impeachment.

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Response to dogknob (Reply #33)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 08:05 PM

37. How about after the election and the dems regain control of the house.

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Response to olddad65 (Reply #37)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 01:21 AM

41. "and the dems regain control of the house"

Did you mean Senate? Because Dems already control the House.

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Response to JustAnotherGen (Reply #15)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:42 PM

18. Yes, on Monday February 3rd.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:47 PM

19. Be still my heart. What a great idea!

Maybe heíll be too incoherent with anger to speak. Of course, heís always incoherent.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 01:49 PM

20. Ig he goes, I will buy the popcorn

Trump will degenerate into a gibbering, ball of incandescent rage.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:01 PM

21. should she also invite greta

should Nancy invite greta thornberg to the sotu...have her sit in front row?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:01 PM

22. I bet she holds back transmitting articles to the senate until after the SOTU

Isnít there a primary on Feb 4? NH?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 02:28 PM

23. He won't do it as there is too much risk of him saying something that

would incriminate him even more.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:03 PM

24. Then again he might use the opportunity to make a speech against impeachment

He just loves the bullypulpit and all the cameras are on him.. Like others have said he will prolly dig his hole a little deeper...
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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:04 PM

25. I think he will do it

And use the opportunity to denigrate Pelosi and all Dems.

Can Nancy whack him in the back of the head with her gavel?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:05 PM

26. Why not cut out the middle man and just invite his Daddy Vladdy to give the address

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:20 PM

28. Wise move Madam Speaker....show this isn't partisian.

 

Dumpster won't turn it down. He's a publicity pig.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:21 PM

29. Someone very smart could write him a great presidential speech, and

he could stand there in a dignified manner, look presidential, and read it word-for-word, impressing the world with his wisdom.

Nah, he'll just be the jackass he always is.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 03:31 PM

30. STATE OF UNION

PELOSI IS A BRILLIANT STAGIEST. OUT OF RESPECT FOR THE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, SHE IS PROJECTING INTEGRITY BY THE INVITATION. AS DEMOCRATS WE NEED TO FOLLOW SUIT, SHOW INTELLIGENCE WITHOUT BRAGGING AS WELL AS BE HUMBLE FOR STANDING UP TO WHAT IS RIGHT.

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Response to soapbox1952 (Reply #30)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 11:51 PM

40. welcome to du.

but, do you have to scream?
sorta frowned on in these parts.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 04:02 PM

32. She is a genius!

Wonder if all those people who thought she was too old and ineffective to be speaker have realized their error?

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 04:14 PM

34. DAMN, that's my birthday!

Hate to complain about Speaker Pelosi, but DAMN!!!

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 04:14 PM

35. Following the precedent of Clinton giving his SOTU while his impeachment trial was underway

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 05:13 PM

36. I see. Trump's crimes deserve impeaching, but give him a respectful S.O.T.U. reward.

I admire Speaker Pilosi's leadership, but reckon it is an egregious mistake to reward Trump with the golden opportunity to trash all his Democratic Party "enemies" while the Democrats will need to sit in polite silence and listen to this impeached "clear and present danger" to America spewing out lunatic lies and attacks upon the Democratic Party Members just as though this is another of his campaign rally rants.

Think of what Paul Ryan would have done if he was still Speaker and Hillary Clinton was being impeached for "emails" or "Benghazi" or any other nonsensical accusations the Republicans could invent to impeach her for.

The actual State of the Union is one of existential peril due to Trump's and the Republican Party's betrayal of their oaths of office to preserve and protect the Constitution. They are diabolically demolishing the rule of law, but are still rewarded by a Democratic Party House leadership which I propound is seriously misreading the exasperation of its grass roots with the gifting of this invitation to Trump.

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Response to Prof.Higgins (Reply #36)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 08:27 PM

38. Trump would love nothing more than to be denied an invite to deliver the SOTU in the House Chamber

First, he could contrast his treatment with that of Clinton, who was invited to deliver his SOTU in 1999 while his impeachment trial was ongoing.

Second, he would then schedule a rally with an arena of adoring MAGATs at which he would deliver his state of the union address with live network coverage.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Fri Dec 20, 2019, 08:56 PM

39. Shady shade shade.

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Response to George II (Original post)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 07:32 AM

42. Please check your shoes for toilet paper before entering MY HOUSE.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #42)

Sat Dec 21, 2019, 11:37 AM

43. Context:

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